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December 4th

Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Ninety Miles ignite Cuban jazz

The music of Cuba stands at the very root of jazz, its rhythms and song forms intermingling with sounds that emerged in New Orleans as the 19th century slipped into the 20th. Read More

Maduro: Chavez Is Following Doctors' Orders

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday that President Hugo Chavez is "in a disciplined way and strictly" complying with doctors' orders regarding the special treatment regimen he is undergoing for his cancer in Cuba. Read More

Cuba says it is cutting phone rates to US in effort to improve communication with emigrants

Cuba has announced it is eliminating a surcharge on phone calls to and from the United States that contributed to high prices. Read More

December 2nd

Tribute to Cuba’s Abakua Martyrs

As has become a custom since 2006, a large group of people gathered at the corner of Morro and Colon streets in Havana on November 27 to honor the five Abakua Brotherhood members who were killed 141 years ago. Read More

Silvio Rodríguez Celebrates Birthday with Concert in Uruguay

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez celebrated his 66th birthday at the emblematic Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital. Read More

Fito Paez to premiere in Cuba his DVD "El Amor Despues del Amor: 20 Años"

Argentine singer-songwriter Fito Paez will premiere his DVD "El Amor despues del Amor: 20 Años" (Love after Love: 20 Years) at the 34th International Festival of New Latin American Film, which begins Tuesday in Cuba, local media said. Read More

The new tax revolution

Most Cubans have not paid taxes for half a century, but that will change under a new code starting January 1. The landmark regulations will change the relations of Cubans with their government and are a signal that market-oriented reforms, launched since President Raul Castro succeeded his brother, Fidel Castro, in 2008, are here to stay. Read More

December 1st

Silver and Bronze for Cuban Judokas in Tokyo Grand Slam

Cuba obtained silver and bronze medals today in the Tokyo Judo Grand Slam, through Dayaris Mestre (48 kg) and London-2012 Olympics silver medalist Yanet Bermoy, at 52 kg. Read More

Cuba Approves Creation Of New Energy, Mines Ministry

Cuba has approved the creation of a new ministry with sole responsibility for the key industries of energy and mines. Read More

Cuba to singers: wash your potty mouth, or else

Musicians that perform songs deemed vulgar or that "violate ethical standards" will now be punished in Cuba, the state-run Institute of Music Read More